1833 Burlington was established, like its sister-city, Dubuque to the north, on the western shores of the Mississippi River in 1833, immediately following the Black Hawk Purchase of 1832. Prior to European settlement, the area was territory belonging to the Meshwakis (Sauk and Fox tribes), who called it Shoquoquon (Shok-ko-kon), meaning Flint Hills.
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